Brazil approved emergency use of China’s Covid vaccine Synovac Biotech Ltd and Britain’s AstraZeneca vaccine amidst ever-increasing cases of corona virus infection. Explain that earlier Brazil had requested India to send the Covid vaccine.
Brazil’s Envisa health regulator on Sunday gave emergency approval to China and Britain’s Corona virus vaccine. Brazil is preparing to launch a massive vaccination campaign amid a second wave of devastating epidemics. Brazil has authorized Britain’s AstraZeneca and Oxford’s Covishield vaccine as well as China’s Coronavac vaccine. Envisa announced that it was intended for use in a nation where more than 2,09,000 deaths have occurred since the Covid-19.
Earlier this month, Brazil said that the Chinese vaccine has shown a 50 percent effect in preventing the virus’s effect on people. The result, published in December on the Oxford vaccine, found that it was 62 percent effective in those volunteers who were given two full doses, which were 90 percent effective after half doses. But more than 90 percent of the effectiveness reported for the vaccines developed by both US pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna appears to be less than claimed.
Political battles have begun in Brazil between São Paulo Governor João Doria and President Jair Bolsonaro, with the Coronavac and the Oxford vaccine. Bolsonaro has repeatedly tried to discredit Coronavac and call it “Joao Doria’s Chinese vaccine”. But an agreement with local manufacturer Butan Institute for Crore Dose to secure enough vaccine for Brazil’s 21.2 million population Is signed. Meanwhile, Brazil is expecting 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from India. It is produced by the Serum Institute.